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Clayton Kershaw Makes Cactus League Debut Against Rangers

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Clayton Kershaw will throw slightly harder than this today against the Rangers.
Clayton Kershaw will throw slightly harder than this today against the Rangers.

Clayton Kershaw makes his Cactus League debut on Friday, facing a nearly intact regular lineup of the two-time defending American League pennant winning Texas Rangers in Surprise, Arizona.

Fernando Nieve, Angel Guzman, Wil Ledezma, Ryan Tucker, and Scott Rice are also scheduled to pitch for the Dodgers. Ronald Belisario and Matt Chico also made the trip to Surprise, but are backups, is both are scheduled to pitch Saturday afternoon in Peoria against Seattle. Should Belisario or Chico need to pitch today, they won't pitch Saturday.

Martin Perez starts on the mound for the Rangers. Also scheduled to pitch for Texas are Neil Ramirez, Tanner Scheppers, Robbie Ross, Mike Adams, and Koji Uehara.

Starting Lineups

Dodgers Rangers
SS Gordon 2B Kinsler
3B Hairston
SS Andrus
CF Kemp CF Hamilton
DH Rivera
DH Beltre
RF Ethier 3B Young
1B Sands RF Cruz
2B Sellers
LF Murphy
C Ellis C Torrealba
LF Van Slyke
1B Moreland

Today's Dodgers listed reserves are SS Lance Zawadzki, 3B Josh Fields, CF Matt Angle, RF Cory Sullivan, 1B Russ Mitchell, 2B Ivan DeJesus Jr., and C Matt Wallach.

Game Time: 12:05 p.m. PST

TV: None

Radio: AM 570 (Charley Steiner and Rick Monday)

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